Friday, March 09, 2007

Daylight-saving time

It may look awkward, but AP style calls for "daylight-saving time" instead of "Daylight Savings Time" or whatever other concoction reporters are tempted to use.

Here's the entry:

daylight-saving time Not savings. Note the hyphen.
When linking the term with the name of a time zone, use only the word daylight: Eastern Daylight Time, Pacific Daylight Time, etc.

Lowercase daylight-saving time in all uses and daylight time whenever it stands alone.

A federal law specifies that, starting in 2007, daylight time applies from 2 a.m. on the second Sunday of March until 2 a.m. on the first Sunday of November in areas that do not specifically exempt themselves.

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At 8:57 AM, March 10, 2007, Blogger Sherry said...

Can anything be left sacred? When growing up, my family scrambled to spring ahead and fall behind, changing wall clocks, VCRs and TVs, the microwave, etc. Now everything has an internal clock and will be changing on the 25th, making two scrambles from now on.

And now that eight of the twelve months are saving daylight, do we really need to waste it from November to February?

 
At 8:40 PM, March 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, did you notice the stealth style change on Baghdad? It's now a dateline city, but it doesn't show up on the recent changes dropdown online ... when did this happen, do we know, and why didn't they notify anyone?

 
At 5:48 PM, March 30, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boo to the AP update.

 

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